Social Justice Drop in Club

The months of January through March have C.A.N. in the final quarter of our Housing Outreach Campaign Phase I. We are busy looking at the data,  planning the final forum and report, reaching out to landlords, and doing follow up meetings with people we talked to in communities around Lanark County.  This means we will not be having our regular weekly drop in meetings, as we wil be focusing on these more campaign oriented tasks

If you are interested in the drop in group, please phone Beth at 613-264-6428 x4 to find out what days meetings are scheduled.

The Social Justice Club, aka C.A.N. (Community Action Network) has meetings  Wednesday mornings from 10:00- 12:00 at the Table CFC. Participants meet to take action in their communities and to discuss current events, local issues and how to create the changes they want to make happen in their lives. Come for the meeting and stay to join us for lunch at noon. This club is geared to lower income community members and their allies in the struggle to erradicate poverty in our land of plenty and inequity.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

The Work That Reconnects is a group empowerment tool and a generator of energy that flows from our awakened connections and into our deepening motivations towards the healing of our world.

John Eastcott will facilitate the group in the creation of a safe, supportive space for this day- long workshop.

Participants should bring a cushion for sitting on the floor and anything else you'll need to be comfortable. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please plan to arrive between 8:30 - 8:45 in order to get settled in and ready for the day. Tea, coffee, water, snacks and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register please contact the Community Advocacy Office at 613 267 6428 x 29 or at advocacy.thetable@gmail.com

This workshop is FREE and open to all members of the community.

Join us Wednesday February 11th 2015 for Dinner and a Movie where we will be screening Occupy: The Movie. Dinner runs from 4:30 - 6:00 and the documentary will begin at 6:30 pm.

A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and failures from those who were instrumental in sustaining the protests to voices from within academia and industry.

"Occupy: The Movie isn't propaganda for the cause, but an expert analysis of one of the biggest American social movements since the civil rights era"- Alexander Rogalski, HotDocs

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgEMeQZyNTY

This month's movie night will feature two episides (one and six) of the web based series Culture in Decline.

"Culture in Decline" is a satirical yet serious expression that challenges various cultural phenomena existing today which most of society seem to take for granted. Nothing is considered sacred in this series except for a detached benchmark of fundemental logic and reason- forcing the viewer to step out of the box of "normality" and to consider our societal practices without traditional baggage and biases. Common themes include politics, economics, education, secuirty, religion, vanity, governance, media, labor, technology and other issues centric to our daily lives.

Join us for dinner from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Movie time runs from 6:30 - 8:00, discussion to follow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbLslkIR2k&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vNCpGaxWno

The Community Action Network, our social justice club, has entered the Christmas parade this year as a choir and is looking for interested people to join us in singing some revised carols. The parade is happening on December 6th and leaves the old Brown Shoe building on Sunset Blvd. at 5:00. We are asking that people who would like to join us get in touch for more details about appropriate clothing and foot wear and for times and dates of practice sessions. For more information please conact Samantha at 613-267-6428 ext. 4 or at sam.thetable@gmail.com OR get in touch with the Community Advocacy Office at the Table. We hope to have a large enough group that our voices will be heard, please join us. See below for the new lyrics of the classic carols we will be singing.

Shop in Town

(To the tune of Jingle Bells)

Written by the Community Action Network

 

Dashing through the shops in a one horse kind of town

Spending cash at home spreads the wealth around

Perth has everything to make your Christmas right

Support the shops that line the streets of this parade tonight

 

Oh, Shop in town Shop in town

Avoid the big boxes stores

If you want small towns to last

We all must do this more    X2

 

Get it local made, keep your money in your town

Barter or use trade and keep the economy sound

It’s not how much you spend, homemade means more than bought

Repurposed and reused conveys an even deeper thought

 

Oh, Shop in town Shop in town

Avoid the big box stores

If you want small towns to last

We all must do this more    X2

 

If you plan to shop for your Christmas cheer

Why not plan to shop at home and keep your money here?

Every time you do, you help your small town thrive,

Get to see your friends and avoid the longer drive

 

Oh, Shop in town Shop in town

Avoid the big box stores

If you want small towns to last

We all must do this more   X2

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas Revised

Written by the Community Action Network

 

On the first day of Christmas

We would like to see

An end to poverty

 

On the second day of Christmas

We would like to see

More Social Housing and an end to poverty

 

On the third day of Christmas

We would like to see

A Guaranteed Income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the fourth day of Christmas

We would like to see

Free Dental Care, a guaranteed income, more social housing, and an end to poverty

 

On the fifth day of Christmas

We would like to see

*No More Corporate Greed*

Free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the sixth day of Christmas

We would like to see

Living Wage Jobs, *no more corporate greed* free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the seventh day of Christmas

We would like to see

Free School Tuition, living wage jobs, *No More Corporate Greed*, free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the eighth day of Christmas

We would like to see

Affordable Daycare, free school tuition, living wage jobs, *No More Corporate Greed*, free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the ninth day of Christmas

We would like to see

Mental Health Funding, affordable daycare, free school tuition, living wage jobs, *No More Corporate Greed*, free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the tenth day of Christmas

We would like to see

An end to Global Warming, mental health funding, affordable daycare, free school tuition, living wage jobs, *No More Corporate Greed*, free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas

We would like to see

No more missing woman, an end to global warming, mental health funding, affordable daycare, free school tuition, living wage jobs, *No More Corporate Greed*, free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas

We would like to see

Good Food for All, no more missing women, an end to global warming, mental health funding, affordable daycare, free school tuition, living wage jobs, *No More Corporate Greed*, free dental care, a guaranteed income, more social housing and an end to poverty

 

Tight Christmas

Written by the Community Action Network

(to the tune of White Christmas)

 

 

I’m looking at a tight Christmas

I can’t afford to go and shop

My budgets too tiny

My paycheques declining

Against inflation that won’t stop

 

I’m looking at a tight Christmas

With every bill I have to pay

My days are not merry or bright

Cause I can’t afford to pay the bill for lights

 

I’ve no Home for Christmas

(to the tune of I’ll be home for Christmas)

Written by the Community Action Network

 

I’ve no home for Christmas

And no food to eat

If it snows I’ll freeze my toes

Out wandering through the sleet

 

Christmas Eve will find me

Sleeping on the street

I’ll have a home for Christmas

But only in my dreams

Join us Wednesday December 10th for a Dinner and a Movie annual tradition, What Would Jesus Buy?

An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverand Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt). The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands- Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement.

Watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGi21YQFjMM

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